Ear to the Ground

Dispatches, May 1997

Ear to the Ground

"Buckminster Fullerine is a very pretty molecule, but it really doesn't do much. Our molecule is an anticancer agent — it's already saved lives — and was designed from the beginning to look like Texas."

— University of Texas chemist Jonathon Sessler, on why the state legislature should consider designating his Texaphyrin, along with Rice University's Nobel Prize-winning Fullerine, as official molecules of Texas.

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